On 08/19/2012 10:14 AM, Ali Polatel wrote:
It is tricky. There are some guidelines regarding citations, fair-use
and also what makes up a composition or musical idea.
Using only two notes which are evenly spaced quarter notes in a sequence
of 3 bars still has sufficient entropy. Themes have been built with
less. e.g. Beethoven's 5th ta-ta-ta-dahhh :)
Copying, quoting, paraphrasing, plagiarism, attribution and stealing
have a long history in all arts. The legal and moral acceptance varies
from time to time and culture to culture.
The way I see it, in the current western culture: you're fine until you
start making big money or prevent someone else from making money. ..and
then no guidelines or copyright-law will help you, only a good lawyer
can. In fact, you'll need a better lawyer :(
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